New York Red Bulls’ Rodgers named MLS Player of the Week for Week 5

New York Red Bulls striker Luke Rodgers was named the Week 5 MLS Player of the Week.

New York Red Bulls striker Luke Rodgers was named the Week 5 MLS Player of the Week.

The former Notts County forward was playing his fourth game for his new club when he scored a match-winning double whilst providing an assist in the 3-0 home win over San Jose Earthquakes.

Rodgers opened up the scoring for the Red Bulls in just the second minute when he directed a Dane Richards attempt into the back of his net with an opportunistic header before finishing some good work from Thierry Henry in the 15th minute.

The 29-year old then turned provider for Henry, playing a pinpoint floating ball to the backpost where the Frenchman was able to score with a diving header to wrap up proceedings at a soaking wet Red Bull Arena.

Rodgers joins four other players who scored braces to be nominated for the Player of the Week prize.

2011 MLS Players of the Week

Week 1: Omar Bravo (Sporting Kansas City)
Week 2: Javier Morales (Real Salt Lake)
Week 3: Camilo Sanvezzo (Vancouver Whitecaps)
Week 4: David Ferreira (FC Dallas)
Week 5: Luke Rodgers (New York Red Bulls)

 
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